Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World

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Edited by: Philip Ford (†), Jan Bloemendal and Charles Fantazzi

With its striking range and penetrating depth, Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World traces the enduring history and wide-ranging cultural influence of Neo-Latin, the form of Latin that originated in the Italian Renaissance and persists to the modern era. Featuring original contributions by a host of distinguished international scholars, this comprehensive reference work explores every aspect of the civilized world from literature and law to philosophy and the sciences.


Gradus ad Parnassum and Other Verse Composition Manuals

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Author(s): Butterfield, David
¶ The Gradus ad Parnassum ( Steps to Parnassus) was almost synonymous with the composition of Latin verse from the seventeenth through to the twentieth centuries. Arising in obscure circumstances in mid-seven…